8-K 1 d903031d8k.htm 8-K 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 27, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38383   82-1221944

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1415 Louisiana Street, Suite 2900

Houston, Texas 77002

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(832) 518-4094

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   QES   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

☒  Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act   ☒




Item 3.01

Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On April 27, 2020, Quintana Energy Services Inc. (the “Company”) was notified by the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) that the average closing price of the Company’s shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), had fallen below $1.00 per share over a period of 30 consecutive trading days, which is the minimum average closing price required to maintain continued listing on the NYSE under Section 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.

Under the NYSE’s rules, the Company has a period of six months following the receipt of the notice to regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement. However, due to unprecedented market-wide declines as a result of the spread of COVID-19, on April 21, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved the NYSE proposal to toll the cure period for the minimum share price requirement through June 30, 2020. Consequently, the Company has a period of six months, beginning on July 1, 2020, to regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement. To regain compliance, on the last trading day in any calendar month during the cure period, the Common Stock must have (i) a closing price of at least $1.00 per share and (ii) an average closing price of at least $1.00 per share over the 30 trading day period ending on the last trading day of such month.

The Company intends to consider all available options to cure the deficiency and regain compliance.

The notice has no immediate impact on the listing of the Common Stock, which will continue to be listed and traded on the NYSE during this period, subject to the Company’s compliance with the other listing requirements of the NYSE. The Common Stock will continue to trade under the symbol “QES”, but will have an added designation of “.BC” to indicate that the Company currently is not in compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing requirements. If the Company is unable to regain compliance, the NYSE will initiate procedures to suspend and delist the Common Stock.

The notice does not affect the Company’s ongoing business operations or its reporting requirements with the SEC.

If the Common Stock ultimately were to be delisted for any reason, it could negatively impact the Company by (i) reducing the liquidity and market price of the Company’s Common Stock; (ii) reducing the number of investors willing to hold or acquire the Common Stock, which could negatively impact the Company’s ability to raise equity financing; (iii) limiting the Company’s ability to use a registration statement to offer and sell freely tradable securities, thereby preventing the Company from accessing the public capital markets; and (iv) impairing the Company’s ability to provide equity incentives to its employees.


Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 1, 2020, the Company issued a press release with respect to the receipt of the notice of noncompliance from the NYSE. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including the exhibit) shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.






99.1*    Press Release, dated May 1, 2020, title “QES Energy Services Inc. Receives Notice from NYSE Regarding Continued Listing Requirements.”



Furnished herewith.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


May 1, 2020     By:  

/s/ Christopher J. Baker

    Name:   Christopher J. Baker
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer, President and Director